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Podiatry’s Role in Football

PodChatLive is a once weekly livestream aimed at teaching podiatry clinicians among others who might be interested in a great deal of associated issues. It is streamed live on Facebook and then will be later on submitted over to YouTube. Each live show features a different guest or number of people to speak about a unique subject in each episode. Inquiries are answered during the livestream by the hosts and the guests during the live episode on Facebook. There's even a audio recording of the stream on iTunes together with Spotify and the other usual podcast sites. They've created a major following that is developing. The series is viewed as one of several strategies podiatry practitioners could get free professional development credits.

Among the more popular recent episodes was talking about the function of podiatry inside football or soccer. In this edition they discussed the difficulties of managing footballers, along with the different ‘hacks’ which are often required for making foot orthoses for soccer footwear. There was also some conversation around the usefulness of pre-season testing of the lower limb. There was additionally a significant conversation about the research of the way footwear work together with differing surface types and what role which might play in performance and injury risk. The chat assembled quite an expert group which include Dr Lindsay Hill who's a Sports Podiatrist that has worked on a consultant basis for many top league football clubs in addition to being employed by the Football Association as podiatrist for the English women’s soccer teams. There was also David Brown, who graduated as a Podiatrist in 2015 after having a 17 year career as a professional footballer along with Athol Thomson, a Sports Podiatrist based at Aspetar in Qatar who is at this time working for his PhD and studying football boot-playing surface interaction. The last guest was Trevor Prior, an expert Podiatric Surgeon that has considerable experience within professional soccer, having cared for a few top league teams.